News In Review: Volume 9, Issue 25

New Trump Administration Rule Will Require Hospitals Post Prices Online TheHill.com - Hospitals will be required to post online a list of their standard charges under a rule finalized Thursday by the Trump administration. Insurance Companies Approach Trump Health Plans Cautiously CNBC.com - President Donald Trump says insurers are "going wild" about his

Industry News: Volume 9, Issue 25

Get Ready to the World’s Largest Self-Insurance Event! August 13, 2018 – With just six weeks until SIIA’s National Conference & Expo begins in Austin, we have several important updates and reminders to share with you at this time. Session/speaker list firmed up…since the time the program was announced in April, some

Industry News: Volume 9, Issue 24

Teladoc Buys Advance Medical For $352M In Global Telehealth Deal By: Bruce Japsen Forbes.com –  Teladoc, a fast-growing U.S. provider of virtual access to physicians, said it has purchased telehealth provider Advance Medical for $352 million to increase its presence in the global marketplace outside the U.S. Like the U.S., there are big opportunities around the

News In Review: Volume 9, Issue 24

GE Healthcare to become standalone business Medcitynews.com -Changes are afoot at GE. The company will separate GE Healthcare into a standalone company. For First Time, W.H.O. Names Come Lab Tests ‘Essential’ NYTimes.com- For the first time, the World Health Organization has published a list of diagnostic tests that it considers essential to every health care system in

Volume 9, Issue 23: Paul Grundy, “Godfather” of the Patient Centered Medical Home model and Global Director of Healthcare Transformation, HealthTeamWorks

Dear Colleagues, In this issue, please take the opportunity to meet Paul Grundy, MD, known as the “godfather” of the Patient Centered Medical Home movement. Paul is the global director of Healthcare Transformation, HealthTeamWorks. HealthTeamWorks is a nationally recognized provider of healthcare quality improvement services that achieves measurable impact through systems

Spotlight: Paul Grundy, MD, MPH, FACOEM, Global Director of Healthcare Transformation, HealthTeamWorks

About Paul Grundy Paul, known as the “godfather” of the Patient Centered Medical Home movement and member of the Institute of Medicine, joins us from IBM where as Chief Medical Officer for IBM’s Healthcare and Life Sciences Industry where he developed and executed strategies on transformation initiatives in the healthcare industry.

Industry News: Volume 9, Issue 23

Mosquitoes That Carry Zika Could Bring Deadlier Yellow Fever This Year By:Larry Barzewski, Sun Sentinel The Zika scare of 2016 could morph into a yellow fever panic this year if South Florida residents let down their guard when it comes to protecting themselves from disease-carrying mosquitoes. There hasn’t been a yellow fever outbreak in

News In Review: Volume 9, Issue 23

UPMC acquires hospital in Ireland, assumes full ownership of its cancer clinic BeckersHospitalReview.com - Pittsburgh-based UPMC has acquired the Whitfield Clinic in Waterford, Ireland, and assumed full control of the hospital's cancer center, which it has operated as a joint venture for the last 12 years. Three Big Reasons U.S. Healthcare Spending Outpaces Other High-Income

Volume 9, Issue 22: HNC Virtual Solutions: Using FDA-approved Wireless Remote Diagnostic Peripherals to Change the Way Patients Access Care

Dear Colleagues, At the recent Healthcare Datapalooza, I had the honor of moderating a fabulous panel on employer purchasing of healthcare benerfits with Lisa Woods, Walmart and Ruth Coleman, founder of Health Design Plus.  See the video clip below and an overview of the panel presentation – which was very well